Three College of St. Joseph softball players were recently named to the Yankee Small College Conference All-Conference First Team: Timell Montgomery, Shelby Fenton and Kali Drum. With three honorees selected to the All-Conference team, CSJ softball produced the most All-Conference players of the five teams in the YSCC.
Montgomery, a San Diego, Calif. native, found herself receiving YSCC recognition for the second time this academic year. The first-year student received All-Conference recognition at the end of the YSCC volleyball season in the fall. She was a major contributor in assists, kills, digs, and service aces and led the Fighting Saints' volleyball squad defensively in blocking. For the CSJ softball team Montgomery was a staple in the outfield, consistently making plays and using her strong arm to throw outs from her position in center field. On offense, she led CSJ in doubles (7), home runs (7), triples (2), and tied the team-high of 29 RBI from a single player. She posted a .350 batting average, .394 on base percentage and .670 slugging percentage this season.
Montgomery's first big game came on April 5 at Dean College. She went 3-for-4 at the plate, recorded four RBI and hit two home runs in a 16-11 win for CSJ. In the second game of the doubleheader, Montgomery recorded a double, a triple, three RBI and one run in a narrow 7-6 loss. She hit two home runs in three days; one in a win against CMCC on April 8 and another on April 10 against SUNY Delhi. She recorded three total runs against Delhi and went 2-for-3 at the plate in the Saints' 16-5 victory. Montgomery went 8-for-11 through four games against Presque Isle on April 21 and 22. In the YSCC Championship game on May, 5, which CSJ lost 5-2, Montgomery recorded a two-run home run in the first inning to give an early lead.